The Streak Continues
The Ole Miss men's basketball team continued its undefeated season as they beat the in state Golden Buzzards on Friday night. I did not get to listen to most of the game. However it appears Eniel Polynice had a good game and was close to a triple double. Also Chris Warren continues to light it up, at this point in the season, this guy is a shoe in for SEC Freshman of the year. However we will see his true skills in a week or so as SEC play opens up, which will be an entirely different type of opponent the Rebels have seen thus far.
It has been a heck of a ride, and the national media is beginning to take notice of the job Andy Kennedy has done. The Rebs should more than likely crack the top 20 this week as several ranked teams above them lost this weekend.
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Chris Warren scored 17 points, Dwayne Curtis added 15 and No. 22 Ole Miss set a school record for consecutive wins to start the season with a 78-58 victory over Southern Miss on Friday night.
Warren started two runs that helped Ole Miss hold off streaky Southern Miss (8-5), including a personal 7-1 run that straddled halftime and featured a 3-pointer from 30 feet as time expired in the first half.
Ole Miss held Southern Miss without a point in the final 6 1/2 minutes to break open an entertaining back-and-forth game.
The Rebels' 12th straight win set the school record for consecutive victories to start the season. The Rebels started the 1936-37 and 2000-01 seasons with 11 straight wins. Both years, the Rebels finished with 20 or more victories.
The win also tied the school record for consecutive wins in a season, set in 1926.
Warren got things started for the Rebels, ranked for the first time since the final Associated Press poll of the 2000-01 season. But he sat for all but 7:43 of the last 10:39 because of foul trouble and Ole Miss had to turn to others to put Southern Miss away.
Curtis scored nine points and Eniel Polynice added seven in a decisive 23-7 run to end the game.
Polynice finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists as Ole Miss outscored Southern Miss 34-22 in the paint and 15-4 on second-chance baskets.